Precast Pre-stressed Concrete Research Paper by The Research Group

Precast Pre-stressed Concrete
A look at the history, production, properties, materials, types, advantages and applications of precast pre-stressed concrete.
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"Precast Prestressed Concrete

Concrete is a stonelike material obtained by allowing a carefully proportioned mixture of cement, sand, gravel (or some other aggregate), and water to harden (Winter & Nilson, 1972, p. 1). The bulk of concrete consists of the fine and coarse aggregates (p. 1). The cement and water interact chemically to bind them together (p. 1). One mode in which the substance finds common usage is as precast prestressed concrete. This building material can be employed in the construction of a variety of different structures.

In general, during the mixing of concrete, more water is added than is necessary for the binding reaction to occur (Winter & Nilson, 1972, p. 1). This extra water gives the concrete an initially liquid character (p. 1). In liquid form, concrete can..."

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